Posts by Dr Venelina Koleva


  blog by Adam Fisher, ACCE DTP student at the University of Liverpool ‘I would recommend doing a research internship to anyone who has the opportunity and wants to diversify their academic experience’ Background I started my PhD at the University of Liverpool in October 2015, studying the population-level effects of different mating behaviours in predatory invertebrates. So far, I have used a mixture of lab work and...

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Good news… for a change. Listen here ACCE student Rebecca Senior’s interview for BBC   written by Rebecca Senior After attending the ACCE media training course in 2016, I was keen to have a go at some media engagement. I think it’s important that scientists are able and willing to communicate their research to a lay audience, so as soon as my paper was accepted I drafted a press release and got in touch with the fantastic...

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Blog by Rich Howells At the coalface of nature conservation, public engagement and wildlife advocacy, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have over 1300 employees, 18,000 volunteers and more than 1 million members, making it the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. A great place to undertake an ACCE DTP supported placement then! After contacting the team at the RSPB Scottish Headquarters in Edinburgh, it...

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ACCE Students away day

ACCE Students away day


Posted By on Sep 26, 2017

written by Tamora James In early September, 25 ACCE students from across the cohorts converged on Another World Adventure Centre near Halifax for a day of team-building activities. We didn’t know exactly what was in store for us; I’d asked everyone to vote for their favourite activities, and I’d sent the list to Andrew at Another World, but he’d stressed that some activities would be decided on the day, depending on the weather. The...

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Dr Rudi Verspoor, Exploring the use and value of edible insects in rural communities in Benin Dr Rudi Verspoor is an early career researcher who has recently completed a PhD within the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool. The focus of his research has been the evolution of a gene complex in the vinegar fly Drosophila subobscura which leads to almost all female offspring. He studied how climate change might...

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